Animal testing still needed says science panel

EU“An expert scientific committee advising the European Commission has concluded that, based on today’s scientific evidence, the use of non-human primates such as chimpanzees and baboons in basic and applied biomedical research should be continued. The Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks says it sees no valid scientific reasons to support a discontinuation of the use of primates in research or in the development and testing of new drugs. But it adds that this position ‘should be regularly reviewed in the light of validated alternatives that are constantly being developed’ …” (more)

[Alan Osborn, University World News, 26 April]

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